Netflix takes a chance with another screen adaptation, this time with Josie Silverlove story One day in December. According to Deadline, the streamer is currently developing the novel as a television series in which Lucy Boynton attached to lead. She is also named executive producer along with Drake Doremus and Content Superba Joel Stillerman. Doremus and Stillerman are developing, with Dormus serving as writer and director, and Season Five serving as the company involved.

One day in December focuses on a woman named Laurie (Boynton) who resists the idea of ​​love at first sight – until she encounters it herself. Spotting the man through the bus window, Laurie is sure it is him and looks out for him wherever she goes. Years pass and he never sees him again. But as is usually the case, Lori and the man eventually meet again at the Christmas party. Catch? This man, Jack, is Lori’s best friend, Sarah’s boyfriend. According to publisher Penguin Random House, “Ten years of friendship, heartbreak, missed opportunities, roads not taken, and destinies to be changed follow for Laurie, Sarah, and Jack.”

The adaptation follows several busy years for Boynton, who most recently starred in Scott CooperX Pale blue eye, which is also out on Netflix. The film is about Detective August Landor (Christian Bale), tasked with solving a murder with the help of a young Edgar Allan Poe (Harry Melling). Earlier in her career, Boynton was in the spotlight thanks to Freddie Mercury And Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. She also starred in Ipcress files, Politicianand the next time will be seen in the upcoming Chevalier.

Luke Boynton in the movie Bohemian Rhapsody
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Doremus worked on similar projects

Throughout his career, Doremus has established himself as a director capable of directing romantic stories, with much of his previous work related to the genre in one way or another. While he made his directorial debut with moon cake in 2006, it began to gain wider recognition after the drama premiered at the 2010 Sundance Festival. Jerk. Dormes followed Like a crazycontinuing to receive wider praise due in part to the film’s star power, which includes such Jennifer Lawrence, Felicity Jonesand late Anton Yelchin. Doremus most recently wrote and directed Ends, Beginnings.

One day in December does not currently have a projected release window as it is still in the early stages of development. In the meantime, check out our interview with Boynton and Pale blue eye co-star Harry Lowty below: